A new paper discusses a type of variation in charges for the same medical procedures: price differences within a single hospital. The research shows insurers pay different prices for the same procedure at the same hospital. Within-hospital price variation is responsible for approximately one-fifth of all price variation in the US.
- The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured. Healthcare Pricing Project. May 7, 2018. (PDF)